“Technique Tuesday” VSC Challenge #38

Good morning lovelies! It’s September 1st and we have a new challenge. Can’t believe it’s September and my oldest starts 3rd grade in a few days. Sometimes I jut want to tell time to slow it down and take it easy. 

So this month we are focusing on techniques. The design team and I used several of our fave and some new techniques to create our September challenge project. 

For my cards I used several techniques. For the first one I decided to try out the no-line water coloring technique. I really loved the look and will definitely be trying this technique out more 

Stamps used : V’s Sweet “Coffee Break” and “Birthday Wishes”

For the second card I dried emboss the images in silver and then watercolored it. After watching the talented Kristina Werner masks a card the same way I wanted to give it a go. The silver embossing really gives the card elegance. Love how it came out.

Stamp set used: V’s sweet “Birthday wishes”

V’s Sweet Challenge Blog 

I hope I have inspired you to join us this month and can’t wait to see the different types of techniques. Don’t forget to give the creative team some love and head on over to their blog. Happy Crafting!!

“Anything goes” VSC challenge #37

Good morning!! So it’s been about a week since we came back from our family trip and I am slowly trying to get back into the groove of things. We have a new challenge over at our Challenge blogg. Our theme for the month is “Anything goes” so let’s see all those gorgeous projects. 

For this month’s challenge I made a tag. To make this tag I used my “Birthday wishes” stamp set and colored in the balloons using Tim holtz markers. I then popped it on a tag from Speigalmom. I distressed the edges with Tim holtz ink and added may arts ribbon on top of the tag. I also decorated one of the itty bitty bags available in the shop and stamped the word celebrate and happy birthday on the bag. On the back of the tag I adhered a gift card. 

This was fun and easy to make for any occasion. Hope you liked my tag and I would love to see your projects on our challenge blog 
Supplies used 

V’s sweet “Birthday wishes” stamp 

V’s sweet May arts satin ribbon

V’s Sweet Whiskers graphics itty bitty bag

V’s sweet versa brilliance ink galaxy gold

SpiegalMomScrapShop tags 

5th Anniversary Scrap Party of SpiegelMom Scraps!!


Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th Anniversary Scrap Party of SpiegelMom Scraps!!  Jody, aka SpiegelMom, brought us all together to celebrate and party with all of you!  We have some fantastic fun planned for you, including prizes for all the challenges being introduced by each blogger.  Jody has rounded up some wonderful prizes for the challenge winners from Marion Smith Designs, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, V’s Sweet Ideas (Vanessa and Nicole are with us today), Shimmerz Paints, May DesignsWillowfields Etsy Shop and American Crafts!!

To play along here’s what you need to do:

  1. Create a project based on any challenge introduced during this hop.
  1. You may enter one challenge or do them all!
  1. Link it up on this pageunder the appropriate InLinkz linky tool. You may link up a blog post with your newly created project (no back linking) OR use your Instagram account and link that up!  Cool right!!
  1. Have fun and share the challenges with your crafty friends.  Sharing is caring and you can win another prize just for sharing!  The blog hop and challenges are open July 10-17that midnight CST.
  1. Winners will be announced on July 20thon the SpiegelMom Scraps website

Now, here’s the entire Scrap Party Line Up for you.  After you hop the blogs, there’s a special bonus hop over on 3 YouTube Channels, starting at SpiegelMom Scrap’s channel ! Don’t miss out on that, there’s a fabulous prize for hoping there also!!

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog – Jody   http://spiegelmomscraps.com/

V’s Sweet Ideas – Vanessa            http://www.vssweetideas.com/

Charity – SMS Sparkler’sDT         http://scrapfaire.blogspot.com/

Ka – Special Guest Designer         http://stampingsmilesdesigns.blogspot.com/

Lou – SMS Sparkler’sDT                http://punknscrap2.blogspot.com/

Nicole – V’s Sweet Ideas                http://sweetdesignzz.blogspot.com/

Kat – SMS Sparkler’sDT                http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/

SpiegelMom Scraps YouTube      https://www.youtube.com/user/SpiegelMomScraps

Teresa Huckle                                https://www.youtube.com/user/craftinmommaML

Charity                                              https://www.youtube.com/user/scrapfaire

Hey Guys! First I want to thank you for hoping along. We have some fabulous prizes and some amazing projects to share with you.

My challenge is the Planner Crazy Challenge

For this challenge Jody provided me with some awesome goodies that I used to decorate my planner. I had a fun time decorating and it didn’t even take me long to do.

I used some Array of Aqua Spiegelmom sequins on the side – Similar sequins (Blue Lagoon)IMG_9105

Made a butterfly magnet using the Pink paisley veneer shapes


I also made a bookmark on twine using another Pink Paisley wood veneer


I added some SpiegelMom cork chevrons


I decorated the edges with gold and white doilies from SpiegelMom


I enjoyed using all these products from SpiegelMom


Ok guys I hope I have inspired you to spice up your planners and don’t forget you can pick up all these great goodies at SpiegelMom. Now it’s time to head on over to Charity’s Page!

SpiegelMom Scraps Blog – Jody   http://spiegelmomscraps.com/

V’s Sweet Ideas – Vanessa            http://www.vssweetideas.com/   <——–YOU ARE HERE

Charity – SMS Sparkler’sDT         http://scrapfaire.blogspot.com/

Ka – Special Guest Designer         http://stampingsmilesdesigns.blogspot.com/

Lou – SMS Sparkler’sDT                http://punknscrap2.blogspot.com/

Nicole – V’s Sweet Ideas                http://sweetdesignzz.blogspot.com/

Kat – SMS Sparkler’sDT                http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com/

SpiegelMom Scraps YouTube      https://www.youtube.com/user/SpiegelMomScraps

Teresa Huckle                                https://www.youtube.com/user/craftinmommaML

Charity                                              https://www.youtube.com/user/scrapfaire

“Celebrate” VSC Challenge #36

Good morning everyone! Yay! its July first which means 19 more days till my birthday. This month’s challenge theme is celebrate. There is always something to celebrate and an awesome handmade card to go with it. For this month’s challenge I really wanted to use all the new products that have arrived in the shop. I also really wanted to use our new paper bitty bags. Our DT Karen has inspired me use it as a pocket for my card that I created. I decided to use one of my first stamps I ever released which is “Baby Love” and made a card celebrating our newest member of our family, my God daughter. So for this project I made a card and instead of putting it into an envelope I stuffed it in a paper bag and added a tag to it. I will list all the products I used at the bottom.


Whiskers Graphics Paper goods


May Arts Ribbon

Silver – http://vssweetideas.storenvy.com/collections/680978-may-arts/products/13335996-may-arts-metallic-velvet-silver

White- http://vssweetideas.storenvy.com/collections/680978-may-arts/products/13336053-may-arts-metallic-velvet-white

Pink chevron – http://vssweetideas.storenvy.com/collections/680978-may-arts/products/13323888-may-arts-chevron-stripes-pink

V’s Sweet “Baby Love” Stamp Set



 Gold foil Doilies https://www.etsy.com/listing/157702603/25-gold-foil-doilies-4-inch?

White Doilies – https://www.etsy.com/listing/114255721/50-normandy-lace-paper-doilies-4-inch?ref=shop_home_active_7

V’s Sweet Sequins


“Favorite Technique” VSC Challenge #35

Good morning! It’s June first and we have a brand new challenge for you. This month we are showing you our favorite techniques. There are so many different techniques but one of my fave is watercoloring. I recently purchased a foxydori and a watercolor notebook insert. I decided that I would use it as a watercoloring journal. Here is a page I colored using my new “Suit it up” stamp set  

I used peerless water colors and love how intense the colors can be. I also made two cards using the new stamp set using other techniques like embossing and comic coloring. 

I made a gift card holder (love making these!)

I used the new May Arts gold twine to wrap the envelope.

The envelope is a new paper goods product found in the shop by whisker graphics. The one I’m using is the itty bitty Kraft with white stripes and is the perfect size for gift cards.  


I wrapped some natural may arts twine on the card and added V’s sweet enamel dots.




Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to check out what the  talented DT created using their favorite techniques. 

May release stamp set

Good morning all!! What better way to enjoy this beautiful Friday than with a new stamp release. Father’s Day is right around the corner so there is no time to waste in showing you the new stamp set we have. This stamp set is not only for that special dad in your life but for every other occasion. That’s what I love about this set. This set comes with an image and four different phrases. There are just SOOO many possibilities with this set and I know your going to love it. Now I created a card and a watercolor image using this stamp set. Next week I will be showing you what our talented team has created using this same stamp set. I will have this available today in the shop and for today only you can receive 10% off this set. Kinda like an early bird special.  Well thank you for stopping by and ️Happy crafting!